Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am thinking about buying the Asus Transformer Prime, to start developing on android. Currently I am borrowing a Motorola Xoom to develop, and that has a Micro USB port, that I can plug into, and use it to debug my apps. From what I can tell the Asus Transformer Prime does not have such a port. Can I even use this as my debugging device, or would I be making a $500 mistake?

share|improve this question
Shopping recs are off-topic, so I removed that bit. – Matthew Read Jan 17 '12 at 6:20
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The Prime uses a proprietary cable, but it supports a USB connection to a computer via that cable (which you can see in this image from Engadget which I posted in another question). The fact that the connector isn't a micro USB port has no bearing on whether or not you can connect over USB (see: every Samsung tablet).

share|improve this answer
Great answer, and thank you! Do you know if the cable comes with the prime? – Reid Jan 18 '12 at 3:09
@ReidKersey: As far as I know it does. That picture was everything that comes in the box, as I recall, and the wall charger is basically just an AC adapter that the USB cable plugs into. – eldarerathis Jan 18 '12 at 3:15
I do development using the TF-101 and it works fine, and several times faster than the emulator. – CjS May 8 '12 at 10:56

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.